Mothers provide love, support, strength, guidance, and inspiration. Rona honors all mothers by honoring two very special guests: Adair Lara, columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, and author of Hold Me Close, Let Me Go: A Mother, a Daughter and an Adolescence Survived (Broadway Books, 2002). Claudia House, our Mother of the Year for 2004.
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with Scott Juceam of the Hannah Rose Foundation about losing his daughter to a caregiver's neglect. This segment originally aired on the April 4, 2009 episode of Childhood Matters, "Preventing Neglect and Child Abuse."
The experience of witnessing violence at a young age has life-long developmental implications. Guests: Dr. Marguerite Wright, senior clinical and research psychologist at Children's Hospital in Oakland, and author of I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World. Alan Fox, Director of the Safe Start Project, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families.
Take Five for First 5, with Dawn Bussey of First 5 Santa Clara, on discipline. The Role Media Plays in the Lives of Kids: • Rebecca Randall, Director of Outreach at Common Sense Media. • Maria Alvarez, Spanish Media Spokesperson at Common Sense Media. Winter Health Tips: • Dr. Susan Lindheim of Kaiser Permanente in Richmond. Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM.
Parents don't need social status, wealth, or the guidance of statistical studies-they need connection with their children. Guests: Edward Hallowell, MD, has written several important books, including The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness. Anna O. Wong, Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland.
Tourette syndrome affects 1 out of every 2,000 children, and the motor and vocal tics often associated with this neurological condition can range from mild and hardly noticeable to severe and intrusive in a child's life. Guests: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., Pediatric Neurologist, and Rob Lenicheck, father of a son with Tourette syndrome and parent-advocate.
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Erin Freschi, School Readiness Coordinator of First 5 Alameda County, on getting ready for kindergarten. http://www.ackids.org/ Finding Family Friendly Events in the Bay Area: • Andy Krakov, Senior Director of Public Information at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, on kidscal.org. http://www.kidscal.org/ How the Economy is Affecting You: • Field Producer Anthony Georgetti...
Exposing young children to music and dance can help them learn to express themselves, communicate their feelings, interact with the world, and have fun. Guests: Asheba Wilson, musical storyteller, and Crystal Baik, co-coordinator of the Moving Parents and Children Together (MPACT) Program at Luna Kids Dance.
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with parents at MOCHA in downtown Oakland about positive discipline. http://mocha.org/ This segment originally aired on the March 28, 2009 episode of Childhood Matters, "Positive Discipline."
Kindergarteners come in many stages of development. Rona and guests Akemi Flynn, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone, and Frederick Ferrer, Executive Director of Estrella Family Services, discuss the emotional, social and educational needs of the whole child.
The makeup of families in our local and broader communities is diverse; the iconic "nuclear family" does not represent the vast majority of families in our society. Guests: Lee Lesser, Project Manager, Early Childhood Programs with Parent Services Project, and Judy Appel, Executive Director of Our Family Coalition.
Asperger's Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that affects nonverbal communication. Children with Asperger's Syndrome often have difficulties with transitions, reading nonverbal cues and body language, and may exhibit social isolation or unusual behavior. Guests: Dr. Kathryn Stewart, PhD, clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Orion Academy Asperger's NLD High School and author of A Parent's Guide: Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Disorder, and...
On May 6, communities around the country will observe National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day to bring attention to services and early intervention for children at home, in childcare, and at school. Join Nurse Rona and guests to discuss ways to serve young children and reduce the stigma of social and emotional problems. • Deborrah Bremond, PhD, MPH, director of Family Support and Services at Every Child Counts, First 5 Alameda County. • Cío Hernández, MFT, is the licensed mental...
The cost of living in the Bay Area is one of the highest in the country which can make it difficult for families to afford everything they need to raise healthy, happy children. Guests: Eric McDonnell, Executive Vice President of the United Way of the Bay Area, and Kim Kruckel, Paid Family Leave Coordinator, Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center and Parent Voices Organizer for Alameda County.
All too often, good news in our local communities is overshadowed by violence and safety issues. Join in as we discuss how to bring peace and justice to our communities, and the role each of us plays in continuing to build a vision of hope for the future. - Paul Kivel is a social justice educator, activist, and author of Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice. - Olis Simmons, the president and CEO of Youth UpRising. Topics: violence, persevereance, youth, empowerment, leasership, uprising
How do we teach children with love and setting limits? How can we correct misbehavior and offer guidance? Guests: Marguerite Wright, senior clinical and research psychologist at Children's Hospital in Oakland. Patty Wipfler teaches basic listening and leadership principles to parents. Contact her at the Parents Leadership Institute.
The impact of the California budget cuts, and how you can handle the problems that will arise for your family. Guests: Patty Siegel, Executive Director of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. Rebecca Gonzales, Outreach Coordinator for the California Budget Project.
Difficult Child Behaviors Tantrums and other forms of angry outburst are normal for younger children, but many parents struggle with what to do. Guests: Patty Wipfler, Founder and Director of Parents Leadership Institute which helps parents acquire the skills to build and rebuild close connections with their children. Nancy Atkinson, MFT is the Clinical Director and CEO of the YWCA of Contra Costa County.
Declaring a racial identity may be easy for most of us, but not for the increasing numbers of biracial and transracial children. Rona and guests Tarah Fleming, the Diversity Specialist at Berkeley's Childcare Health Program, and Joemy Ito-Gates, founder of the Fusion Program for Mixed Heritage Youth, discuss the unique issues facing multi-ethnic families.
Asthma is the country 's most common illness. Learn more about asthma triggers, treatments and access to good health care for your family. Guests: Dr. Harold Farber, Associate Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Vallejo and author of Control Your Child's Asthma, and Beryl Shaw, a Nurse Health Educator with the American Lung Association of the East Bay.
Infant mortality rates for African-American children in the United States are higher than those of any other ethnic group. What factors contribute to black infant health, and what can parents, health professionals, and communities do to help ensure the well-being of all children? Guests: Dr. Nadine Burke, Pediatrician with California Pacific Medical Center and Medical Director of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, and Patt Young, Program Coordinator of the Contra Costa County...
In the winter months we're reminded to bundle up and keep our families warm, but are there other ways that we can prevent children from getting sick? And what are the best treatment options for the many childhood illnesses parents will be faced with this winter? Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss flu season, immunizations, prevention of colds and your health concerns. Guests: Dr. Valerie Barnes, Director of Pediatrics at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Pamela Simms-Mackey, a Pediatrician...
Traditions, simple rituals, and every day interactions can help children develop strong communication skills while nurturing deep connections with parents, family, and child care providers. Guest host: Janis Keyser, teacher in the Early Childhood Education Department at Cabrillo College and author of Becoming the Parent You Want To Be. Guest: Jim Stockinger, teacher at the University of California, Berkeley Infant Toddler Center.
Single parents are often cautious about who they date and when they introduce their children to a new romantic partner. Children have many reactions and feelings when it comes to sharing their mom or dad's attention with someone new. On Valentine’s Day, Nurse Rona and guests, Dr. Joshua Coleman, PhD, a relationship expert and Rachel Sarah, author of Single Mom Seeking, will talk about this complex subject. Call in with your opinions.
Being aware of children's needs as they begin or return to school can assist any parent with a smooth and successful transition. Guests: Host Mike Riera, new Head of the Redwood Day School of Oakland and author of Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers and Right From Wrong: Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Your Child, Kathy Duhl also of Redwood Day School, and Jean C. Monroe, Early Care & Education Consultant and Childhood Development Specialist.
Kids are experiencing more anxiety about school these days, yet often don't know how to clearly communicate these feelings to adults who can help. Rona and her guests discuss listening skills and behaviors to watch for to better understand what might be happening during the school day. Guests: Michael Thompson, Ph.D, author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys and the just published The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Achieve Success in School and in Life. and Janis...
Chilly, rainy weather is right around the corner, and so are colds, flu, asthma and other winter illnesses. Rona and her guests Dr. Stephen Harris, a pediatrician with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Dr. Ifeoma Ikenze, homeopathic pediatrician and director of the Elizabeth Medical Clinic in San Anselmo, help parents sort out the right treatment decisions for their kids.
Overweight kids are a growing crisis in America. Rona and guests Nora Norback, clinical nutrition educator at Kaiser Permanente, and Karyn Holder-Jackson of the American Diabetes Association share strategies to get the whole family eating better and moving more.
Do you find yourself getting frustrated with your child's behavior? Children act the way they do for many reasons. Guest host: Mike Riera, Ph.D., author of Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers. Guest: Dan Delgado, M.D., Pediatrician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Children with disabilities impact the lives of those around them in inspiring and sometimes challenging ways. How can we create environments where children with disabilities and their families are supported? Guests: Kathy Cleberg, RN, experienced in living with, loving, and caring for children with a variety of disabilities, and Richard Winefield, Executive Director of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
So many good things are attributed to breastfeeding children, including reducing rates of certain diseases, leaner children, fewer allergies, bonding, and even saving money. But not all moms and babies take naturally to breastfeeding. Lactation, positioning, fatigue, and not enough post-partum help can cause moms to get discouraged. Join Rona and guests Mary Azah, IBCLC, a Public Health Nurse and Lactation Consultant for Black Infant Health of Santa Clara and Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, a...
This show is the first of a six-part series called Your Teen Matters: A Series for Parents on Navigating the Middle and High School Years. Do you wonder why your teen struggles with some assignments, yet flies through others with great ease? Join co-hosts Beth Samuelson, MA, Director of Student Organizational Services and Nurse Rona Renner, RN, and guest Melissa Jones, a teacher at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, California, for a discussion on multiple intelligences and learning styles....
This episode was originally broadcast on August 2, 2010. When it's possible, breastfeeding is a great cost- effective way to keep you and your baby healthy. Making your own baby food is another way to provide low cost fresh nutritious food. Join Nurse Rona and guests as they answer parents' questions and give tips for feeding babies. Guests: • Georgia Montgomery, CD, CBE, CLE, is a perinatal health educator as well as the founder and program director for The Parents Center. • Rosario...
The New Year is just a week away and brings with it the opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate about a child’s social, emotional, and academic needs. What resources are available for your child with special needs? Join Nurse Rona and guests to discuss effective ways to recognize and negotiate for the best school environment, starting with preschool. • Wendy Byrnes, parent advocate and outreach coordinator for College Living Experience. • Dr. Eileen Crumm, MPA, PhD, the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Being a parent often means romance takes a backseat to family needs. With busy work schedules and the responsibilities of running a household, couples can drift apart. Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss how to keep intimacy and romance alive during parenthood, and why keeping romance alive with your partner can benefit everyone in the family. • Steven Freemire, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist and has a private psychotherapy and life coaching practice in Berkeley and Walnut...
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Christine Hom of First 5 Alameda County, Every Child Counts, on asthma. http://www.ackids.org Building a "Family Friendly" America: • Joan Blades, co-founder of MomsRising.org. http://www.momsrising.org Economic Worries and Hopes: • Anthony Georgetti interviews Oakland residents about the troubled economy. Dealing with California's Drought: • Charles Hardy, Senior Public...
Assistant Producer Felsha Zuschlag spoke with youth from Youth Uprising about their thoughts on the changing face of California's Public Education. For more information on Youth Uprising and the work they are involved with, visit: http://www.youthuprising.org/history.htm
Children who learn to love reading almost always have a parent who read aloud to them very early. Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to prepare your child for school. Guests: Barry Zuckerman, MD
Children with asthma have difficulty breathing, and they may wheeze, cough, or wake up at night. Asthma symptoms can get worse when the child encounters certain triggers, such as dust, pollen, or smoke. Asthma is a serious condition, and it requires a doctor's care. An asthma attack can be frightening to both children and their parents. Guests: Anne Kelsey, MPH, Harold J. Farber, MD
Trauma can have a devastating impact on a child, profoundly altering physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development. Guests: Dr. Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, a Houston-based organization dedicated to research and education on child maltreatment. Sergeant Mark Gagan is a detective with the Richmond Police Department.
Many parents are forced to make very difficult decisions every month between paying the costs of rent, childcare and food for their families. Guests: Aimee Durfee, coordinator of Californians for Family Economic Self-Sufficiency (CFESS), a project of the National Economic Development & Law Center (NEDLC). Terri Martin, parent leader of Lifetime, an organization empowering low-income families through education.
Many parents feel alone and powerless in their attempts to understand all the media choices that are available to their children. Guests: Linda Burch, Managing Director of Commonsense Media, dedicated to improving media and entertainment choices. Sheila Butcher Smith, manager of the Early Learning Department at KQED, overseeing outreach services reaching over 50,000 Bay Area child care professionals, parents and children each year.
How do you juggle your financial needs and still be available for your family? Rona and her guests learning coach and entrepreneur Claudia L'Amoreaux and Nicola Dones, program associate with the Labor Project for Working Families, discuss the rights of working parents as well as creative ways to earn money and stay connected with your kids.
The right school or pre-school for your child may not be the one with the best test scores -- or the highest tuition. Rona and guests Fred Ferrer, Chair of the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Commission and Executive Director of Estrella Family Services in San Jose, and Bill Jackson, founder of GreatSchools.net, discuss what makes a school a good fit with your family.
What does it mean to be a mother? Rona and guests Daphne de Marneffe, clinical psychologist and author of Maternal Desire, and Opal Palmer Adisa, poet, storyteller and Parenting Editor of the Morning Show on KPFA, discuss the complex feelings many women have about becoming mothers.
What do pre-teens face when they're out of your house and out in the world? Rona and guests Dr. Mike Riera, headmaster of Redwood Day School and author of Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Dr. Mollie Galloway, co-director of Stanford University's Stressed-Out Students study, and Debra Chasnoff, award-winning director of Let's Get Real, a documentary about bullying in middle school, discuss the academic, peer and social pressures of kids ages 9 to 13.